Short Hammersmith / Circle platforms at Baker Street

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I was on the Hammersmith and City S7 stock between Paddington and Euston Square. I was surprised how short the platform is at Baker Street. The whole of the last carriage does not fit on.

Does anyone know why it is so short. Edgware Road, Great Portland Street and Euston Square can fit the whole train easily and as they are consecutive stations built around the same time I would have thought they would have been the same length.

A possible answer to my own question is it anything to do with the junction for the line to Amersham. Did the platforms get shorter when that junction was put in ?
 
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I was on the Hammersmith and City S7 stock between Paddington and Euston Square. I was surprised how short the platform is at Baker Street. The whole of the last carriage does not fit on.

Does anyone know why it is so short. Edgware Road, Great Portland Street and Euston Square can fit the whole train easily and as they are consecutive stations built around the same time I would have thought they would have been the same length.

A possible answer to my own question is it anything to do with the junction for the line to Amersham. Did the platforms get shorter when that junction was put in ?

The platforms are long enough, but the train stops short, because roughly the last car length on the east end is only a foot wide.
 

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Is the signal at the end of the platform or at the end of the wide part where the train actually stops?
 

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is this only on the east bound? Is the signal set back because of the proximity of the junction?
 

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During days of the C Stock the doors did open at the back of the train, even though they were technically inside the tunnel and the so called platform was barely wide enough for a person to walk along.

But I suppose that the C stock had grandfather rights of a type that the S stock does not. Anyway, since several DLR stations were found to work well where passengers on triple unit trains had to walk through the inside of the train because the platforms were not extended for the longer trains, so it was decided to do the same on the Underground.

Saved TfL from having to fund platforms extensions at quite a few stations, not just Baker Street!

Simon
 

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During days of the C Stock the doors did open at the back of the train, even though they were technically inside the tunnel and the so called platform was barely wide enough for a person to walk along.

But I suppose that the C stock had grandfather rights of a type that the S stock does not. Anyway, since several DLR stations were found to work well where passengers on triple unit trains had to walk through the inside of the train because the platforms were not extended for the longer trains, so it was decided to do the same on the Underground.

Saved TfL from having to fund platforms extensions at quite a few stations, not just Baker Street!

Simon

I think keeping the historic nature of Baker Street is a major issue as well.
 
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